Taiwan has excelled in its virus response. Despite its proximity and economic links with China, where infections were first reported, it has stopped its outbreak with a little more than 440 cases, and seven deaths.
As a conservative anarchist, Tang sees herself as working for neither the government nor the people, but as a kind of conduit between the two.
“I am at this kind of ‘Lagrange point’ between the social movement on one side and the government on the other side,” she added, using a phrase that describes a point in space where the combined gravitational forces of two large bodies hold a third much smaller body in place.
Tang believes the standard top-down form of government needs to be overhauled.
In a world where viral videos of injustice can spark movements such as the Arab Spring or Black Lives Matter, she says “democracy itself is being democratized”.
People should directly contribute to government policy and those with seemingly unorthodox political backgrounds like hers should get involved, she added.